Sunday Reflections ~ Feel Happy

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“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” I didn’t realize this before a couple of minutes ago, but I have actually done two other Sunday Reflections around essentially the same quote. Surprisingly though, they are all slightly different. This weekend though I am taking more of a literal approach. These past few weekends have been crazy, and not just because I have a lot of homework, because I am barely home. I have just been busy with babysitting, and friends, and planning this retreat. It has been crazy, but I wouldn’t change a single thing. I love doing all of these things, and to me you make time to do what you love. Somehow you just have to make it work. Doing what you love will make you so much happier and genuinely more fulfilled, and who doesn’t want that?

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Friday Favorites 2

Hey everyone! I feel like it has been forever since I have done one of these, but I feel like I say that before every Friday Favorites now. This past weekend was crazy so this is actually a little out of order for me. I normally write Friday Favorites on a Wednesday or Thursday simply for accuracy. However, this week and past weekend were so crazy I am actually writing this on a Saturday night; so almost a week in advance. This basically means this is a week behind. If that made any sense at all…

Favorites::

Fashion week//

Of course the past several weeks have been filled with spring 2016 fashion shows, and of course I love it. Surprisingly one of my favorites was Michael Kors, but of course no one sums up fashion week better than Anna Wintour.

This quote//

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Beauty has no age.

This room//

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There are few things I want more right now than this room; particularly the ceiling and the fireplace.

These cookies//

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How good do salted caramel chocolate chip cookies sound right now? Exactly, I need them.

This shirt//

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I don’t know if I would ever be brave/cool enough to pull this off or even try it, but part of me really loves it.

Blogging favorites::

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Polished in Pink ~ A Sunny State of Mind

aka reason 10000000 why Meg is the cutest person alive

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How to De-Stress During the Day ~ Citrus & Style

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Undeniable Blue 2

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There are very… very few times I have walked into Forever 21 and found something I actually like. However, a couple of weeks ago I was shopping with one of my friends and found this dress in Forever 21 of all places. To me it was such a cute, basic piece that I could build on. Throw a sweater over it for fall, or just put on some cute jewelry and sandals like I did here. I also fell in love with this dress because it is almost what I would call Undeniable blue. This is definitely a dress that will be worn year round, and I can’t wait to show y’all what I do with it!

 

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Outfit Details

 

{Dress//Shoes//Necklace//Rings (1 and 2)}

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Sunday Reflections ~ Deep Waters

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As I mentioned in last week’s Sunday Reflections my school’s retreat team hosted the Freshman Retreat this past Wednesday. We do a retreat for every grade but the freshman retreat always comes first. The retreat was amazing and I really hope the freshman got as much out of the retreat as the team members did. Due to our speakers and the subjects they ended up talking about the retreat ended up coinciding with my past reflections which was essentially: Don’t judge anyone because you have no idea what they are going through. I really think, hope, and pray that the freshman will take that message with them. I did started thinking after the retreat, if there could be one other thing I would want to instill in them, what would it be? It is this: through everything God is always with you. Life will get crazy and messy and completely unexpected and sometimes horrible things will be thrown at you, but through everything He is always there. He is your back brace and your safety net. Rely on Him, and trust in Him. Remember that always.

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A Few Fall Trends

Like most girls, I cannot wait for fall. The crisp weather, the beautiful colors of the trees, bonfires, pumpkin spice everything…The list goes on and on. But my favorite part of the season, by far, is the fashion. I understand that packing away your cute summer wardrobe can be sad. But I promise, this year those bittersweet feelings will quickly be overtaken by excitement when you see some of the new trends for the season.

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Dramatic Lips and Eyes

Elle Magazine named smokey eyes and ’90s lips two of the hottest makeup trends for the upcoming cool weather. The diffused smokey eye can easily be achieved by with a combination of brown and black liner.

For your lips, the “new” ’90s style consists of dark shades, dramatic hues of plum black and berry. These lips can be a big change if you’re used to a neutral pallet. For something a little more in your comfort zone, you can ease yourself into the bold look by starting with your usual go-to color in a shade or two darker.

Brown Suede

The season’s makeup trends might be reflective of the ’90s, but some of the clothes are straight out of the ’70s—including the rise in popularity of brown suede. StyleCaster contributor Jasmine Garnsworthy said brown suede has ruled the runways recently in boho-inspired midi skirts, coats, and some jumpers. Even the classic fringe jacket is making a comeback.

If you’re hesitant to invest in a large piece, you can start with a pair of flat brown suede boots, or a brown suede bucket bag.

Black and White Tartan Dresses

Tartan is always a popular pattern for causal fall tops, but this season you’re likely to see it a lot more on formal attire, especially in black and white. If you look to Lyst’s collection, you can see the style represented on the Acacia Check Dress and the Sigat High Neck Shift Dress, as well as the Amabel Printed Challis Dress.

Sporting this trendy look can put a little fall fun into even the stuffiest formal events. Finish it off with a simple black heel or flat that you’re more comfortable in.

Make sure you get some use out of your summer clothes while you can. Fall and sweater weather are just around the corner, and you’ll want to take advantage of these trends before they’re gone!

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The White After Labor Day 1

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Hi y’all! Today I am sharing another summer-y outfit with you because I am rushing to get them all in before fall! I love summer but I really want to put on a sweater right now. I got this adorable top at J.Crew much earlier this summer, hence why I can’t find it online, (sorry!) and have been loving it! I seriously believe that if you buy anything from J.Crew for under 20 dollars you are actually committing a crime. It is such a steal!! I got this top for about 18 dollars and was, obviously, over the moon. Also, I took these pictures way before Labor Day but they ended up working out perfectly with the “white after Labor Day” trend! I honestly do believe that there are not any hard and fast fashion rules anymore. Just do your thing and find your own style! Hope y’all enjoy!

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Outfit Details

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Sunday Reflections ~ Storm 1

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“Do not judge. You don’t know what storm I’ve asked her to walk through.” ~God Recently, all of the retreat team for my high school was asked to pick their favorite quote or bible verse for something we are doing at the Freshman retreat. Of course, I jumped onto my Pinterest board and started scrolling through my pins. I ran across this one and knew it had to be my quote. Here is the thing, everyone is going through something. Even if that something seems insignificant to you, it may be tearing them up inside. Things affect everyone differently, and we have to remember that. There are also so many things in people’s lives you just don’t know about. If someone is in a bad mood one day don’t blow them off and say they are just being rude, ask them what is bothering them. We have no idea what obstacles God has put in other people’s lives. We just have to remember no one’s life is perfect so never ever judge.

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